I love finding talented local designers who bring a fresh eye to their collections. I was so excited to work with Kung Katherine to showcase a look from her Fall/Winter line. Kung Katherine, originally from Hong Kong creates beautiful garments with both Eastern and Western inspiration that are incredibly chic and timeless with unique and eye-catching details. I instantly fell in love with this gorgeous navy blue sheath dress with stunning lace appliqué flowers. The horsehair & cashmere coat adds texture and color to the outfit with an elegant cut. In addition to wearing her beautiful clothes, I had the opportunity to chat with Kung Katherine and ask her a few questions about herself and her designs.
1) You've worked with incredible designers like Donna Karen and Oscar de la Renta. What made you want to start your own line?
A: Coming from an entrepreneurial family, designing and operating my own brand has always been in my plan. When I was at Oscar de la Renta, I learned so much. I was taking lots of notes -- not only on designs skills, but also on operation and management knowledge.
2) What was your inspiration for the F/W collection?
A: FW14' was inspired by Helmut Newton's Polaroid Series - Through this, I challenged the crash between provocateur and classic.
3) How has New York shaped you and your designs?
A: New York City constantly pushes me to do better in all directions. You find yourself surrounded by the best in any trades of work, which I find very impressive and inspiring. You can also find endless creative resources from all the museums, operas and architecture in this city.
Special thanks to Kung Katherine for sponsoring this post. Photos: Jeff Thibodeau